Beyond Absence debuts on Webbed Hand with this engaging and meditative set of instrumental improvisations. A delightful eyes-closed ambient journey, expressing a peaceful approach to music. These recordings are a personal journey of two friends, seeking to find the deeper impulses and feelings in music.
From Gustavo: "Both my friend and I came from a very traditional musical background: bossa nova, jazz, classical,progressive rock, etc... After 10 years of exploration, intense listening and dialogue, we realized that a lot of what we played and dedicated ourselves to in the past was music we "had fun" playing, felt excited about it, but would not listen afterwards. I myself wanted to strip away elements which prevented me from achieving inner peace, at the same time maintaining a lot of the "harmonic mist" that I still feel so attracted to."
Beyond Absence is: Gustavo Caldas and Mauro Longordo Recorded at the Blue Shed Studio, Acton, MA, 2006 Original cover artwork by M. Longordo Visit their homepage: Beyond Absence.
01 Rarified 02 Sunshine over smoke 03 Ophio 04 Air and Rain 05 A Night of a Thousand Days 06 Cycles in Circles 07 Afternoon with Myself
"Yet it is in this loneliness that the deepest activities begin. It is here that you discover act without motion, labor that is profound repose, vision in obscurity, and, beyond all desire, a fulfillment whose limits extend to infinity." --Thomas Merton
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